Take offs and landings should go either autonomously or via FPV cam.
At least for the autonomous T/O and landing, I'd need wheels and I was under the impression that a fixed gear produces substantial drag which would kinda counteract my priority of long endurance.
This is just my opinion, but I think the X8 is a poor choice for autonomous takeoffs and landings.
I think it's a poor choice for landing gear, period. People have been dreaming about,
talking about, and even posting build pics and build vids for retracts and fixed gear
since day one, and yet in the 8 months the X8's been available and flying, I've seen only
*one* vid of an X8 taking off and landing on a set of fixed gear. Dunno what
happened to all the other people, but it means you're not going to get a lot of practical
advice about proven gear configurations, because as far as I can tell there's no proof
that it does work.